Dairy Arts Center


Our award winning Visual Arts Program is accessible to everyone through our 20+ annual art exhibitions and receptions that are free to the public. These exhibitions present local, national and international artists, including public programming based on current exhibitions. The Visual Arts Program plans workshops, artists talks, and other exciting events to connect to the work on view and the artists creating work throughout our community.  Our four gallery spaces include the McMahon Gallery, the Polly Addison Gallery, the MacMillan Family Lobby and the Hand-Rudy Gallery, as well as the Locals Only Gallery in our Caruso Lounge, which showcases exclusively work from Boulder County artists.

 The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 12pm-6pm

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Current Exhibitions

Horse (Drawn): Sophy Brown

Horse (Drawn) Works by Sophy Brown April 4th – May 4th, 2024 Locals Only, Caruso Lounge (West Entrance) Someone somewhere is probably doodling a horse in the margin of a notebook, as people have been drawing horses from as far back as we can see. There are prehistoric engravings on pebbles and sketches on terracotta

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BVSD Student and Faculty Exhibition 2024

BVSD High School and Faculty Exhibition 2024 April 4th – May 4th, 2024 Opening Reception April 4th from 5:00 – 8:00pm Boulder Valley School District and The Dairy Arts Center are proud to present the annual art exhibition featuring works by high school students and faculty. Works on display include paintings, drawings, mixed media, digital

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Are You OK?

Are You OK? A Trans Survival Project by Jesse Freidin On view February – May 2024 North East Exterior Wall of Dairy Arts Center Engage with the Exhibition « All Events Are You OK? The Disappearing Faces of America’s Trans Youth March 22 @ 7:00 pm Free TICKETS Friday, 03/22/24, 7:00pm – This event focuses

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Black Futures in Art: Can You Hear Me?

Black Futures in Art: Can You Hear Me? February 9th – April 6th  Featuring work by: Adderly Grant-Lord, Louise Cutler, Lydia Carlis, Thomas Lockhart, John Toms, Gedion Nyanhongo Adderly Grant-Lord Take a moment to pause and reflect, can you sense the profound resonance of these words as they reverberate through the corridors of your heart?

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Jodi Stuart – Nested Rhomboids

Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids ABS Plastic, Nylon Filament 120″ x 60″ x 72″ On view in the Dairy’s West Entrance Jodi Stuart explores the aesthetic of the digital technologies which saturate our lives, in relation to tactile and sensory experience. Stuart subverts the materials and tools of high-tech culture through her

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826